The new 2018 Nissan LEAF in a sporty version? That must be the Nissan LEAF Nismo concept, just unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

It's black and white, with red inserts. Nismo  has tweaked the exterior, interior and made some tuning adjustments for better handling.

We expect that there would be customers for sportier LEAF, so maybe Nissan will try to offer those.

We suspect that the upcoming "newer" new 2019 LEAF version coming in the Fall of 2018, which includes the longer range battery (~60 kWh good for 225+ miles) and a higher power motor is could be the base for this show car.

"The NISMO Concept version of the new LEAF has a sporty new exterior designed by NISMO, Nissan’s motorsports and in-house tuning division. The application of NISMO racing technology to the car’s body results in enhanced aerodynamic performance and less lift, without sacrificing the LEAF’s excellent drag coefficient. The black interior features NISMO’s signature red accents, creating an exciting, high-performance feel.

On the road, the LEAF NISMO Concept offers a truly exciting drive. This is thanks to a sport-tuned suspension and high-performance tires, not to mention a custom-tuned computer that delivers instant acceleration at all speeds. The LEAF NISMO Concept combines the environmentally friendly character of an electric car with the exciting driving experience that’s always been a hallmark of the NISMO brand."

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo